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Debbie and her brother Gary, who attends ProAct in Hudson, Wisconsin
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The Gary ‘he used to be’

Gary Olson, 60, grew up on a farm in western Wisconsin in the 1970s, where he was close to his father, drove tractors and did chores as a teenager. Then, his dad died. Gary, who has a disability, went to ...

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Ken Koch, second from left, has supported the nonprofit for 20-plus years through the ProAct Golf Classic. The 2019 event is August 26.
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Former board member talks Golf Classic

On the golf course for the ProAct Golf Classic, Ken Koch and his group are the guys in blue, green, white or red, but they always match. Koch, an IT professional, has been involved with ProAct since the days of ...

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From the President…

It is gratifying when people working in numerous direct care positions see the positive impact they are having on the lives of the individuals they support. Receiving favorable feedback from those served and their family members is very satisfying. The ...

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Direct service professional Mike Hurley, left and classroom instructor Angi Fleury, lower right, brought ProAct ADS participants to Disability Services Day at the Capitol in March. The large rally focused on improving wages for staff members.
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Capitol visit supports staff

It was a homecoming of sorts, at a place known to many but visited by few- the Minnesota State Capitol. Direct support professionals (DSPs) from day program and housing providers filled all floors of the Rotunda along with the people ...

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Julie Johnson, left, president of the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR), presented a Life Enrichment Award at Lakeville Area Arts Center to leaders of ProAct Playhouse, a drama program for individuals with disabilities. From her left are Co-directors Matt Briggs and Amanda Thomm, and Production Director Kelly Campion. Briggs said the goal of the program is to enhance self-esteem, build communication skills and professional presence. ProAct is based in Eagan.
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ProAct Playhouse receives Life Enrichment Award

Established community theater program recognized by Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) as highly beneficial to individuals with disabilities ProAct, Inc., a nonprofit serving people with disabilities based in Eagan, received a Life Enrichment Award from the Minnesota Organization ...

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New Options News and Views

Be sure to check out the latest newsletter update from New Options – ProAct in Shakopee. There’s a lot happening in Scott County. View the newsletter in pdf format

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Job Posting – Bus Driver – Red Wing

Position Site/location Bus Driver  (flexible hours and full-time positions available) Class D Driver’s License or CDL with passenger endorsement Red Wing Requirements: *High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or ...

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Job Posting – Direct Service Professional – Red Wing

Requirements: *High School diploma or general education degree (GED) with further training in health/rehabilitation or production preferred.   Six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. *Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. *Must be ...

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Job Posting – Job Coach – Eagan

Are you passionate about helping others in the growing human services field?  If so, come and join an energetic team committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities.  ProAct Inc is a private, non-profit organization ...

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Job Posting – full time Vocational Specialist – Eagan

Are you passionate about helping others in the growing human services field?  If so, come and join an energetic team committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities.  ProAct Inc is a private, non-profit organization ...

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